A few months ago, it was reported that Australia’s assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash, told the Cabinet that she recommends Immigration Minister Peter Dutton deny Brown a visa into their country. Why? Because of the 2009 Rihanna incident.
Cash rallied to ban Brown for his domestic violence charge from the 2009 pre-Grammy incident against his ex, superstar Rihanna, and it worked. Breezy fans in Australia and New Zealand won’t get the chance to see the singer this month, as both countries have banned him from entering their jurisdictions.
Brown then had 28 days to appeal the decision, to which he has said the though his presence in the country would be a lesson to Australian children to raise awareness of domestic violence. “My life mistakes should be a wakeup call for everyone. Showing the world that mistakes don’t define you. Trying to prevent spousal abuse,” he wrote. “The youth don’t listen to parents nor do they listen to PSA’s. The power that we have as entertainers can change lives,” Brown continued.
Canceled shows include those in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
That's unfortunate, especialy since Brown has made noticable changes in his personal growth since the birth of his daughter Royalty.
His album Royalty is due out on December 18th.